Workshops & Guest Lectures

Drama Guest Lectures

Living in the Upside Down of Puppetry
Artist Talk with Peter Balkwill

November 1, 2019
6:00 - 7:00 pm
David Spinks Theatre (W425)
Open to all Drama Students

Peter Balkwill
Biography

Peter Balkwill is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Drama in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. He is also a founding co-Artistic Director with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary, Alberta. He serves as the Educational and Artistic Director of the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, as well as the Co-Artistic Director – Curator of Live Performance with the International Festival of Animated Objects, held every two years in Calgary, Alberta.

 

 


 

Drama Workshops

Stealing the Mask Workshop with Peter Balkwill

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

November 2, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
David Spink Theatre (W425)
Open to uLethbridge Drama students, limited spots available

This workshop will address the relationship of mask to puppetry. Exercises will cover basic components of puppetry and mask: focus, fixed point, manipulation and breath, and will introduce the abstract addition of vital energy inherent in this media. It will illuminate on some of the tangible connections between the two forms of performance. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Peter Balkwill
Biography


Peter Balkwill is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Drama in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. He is also a founding co-Artistic Director with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary, Alberta. He serves as the Educational and Artistic Director of the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, as well as the Co-Artistic Director – Curator of Live Performance with the International Festival of Animated Objects, held every two years in Calgary, Alberta.